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Title: An important message regarding Emerald Trail funding
Post by: thelakelander on May 12, 2021, 07:44:49 AM
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Groundwork Jacksonville's CEO Kay Ehas shares an important message about the Emerald Trail, while making a recommendation on how you can do to help.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/an-important-message-regarding-emerald-trail-funding/
Title: Re: An important message regarding Emerald Trail funding
Post by: thelakelander on May 12, 2021, 11:17:05 AM
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The Emerald Trail is meeting the color of money as city leaders enter the home stretch on whether to increase Jacksonville's local gas tax.

The late emergence of the Emerald Trail as a contender for funding from the proposed doubling of the local gas tax continues to evolve as City Council member Matt Carlucci said Tuesday he will seek $132 million for construction of trails rather than the $150 million he previously signaled support for last week.

Carlucci also said he would support having the Jacksonville Transportation Authority oversee construction of about 19 miles of future trail segments instead of keeping the work in the city's public works department as he originally contemplated.

"I have a lot of confidence in JTA's ability to work that," Carlucci said.

Those new trails would tie into a 30-mile network of trails that would enable people to walk and bicycle on paved multi-use paths connecting 15 neighborhoods and downtown while going to 16 schools, two colleges and 21 parks, according to Groundwork Jacksonville, the nonprofit that has been the driving force behind planning for the Emerald Trail.

Full article: https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2021/05/12/after-years-waiting-gas-tax-could-get-emerald-trail-done/5041668001/